Last year, the Urban Land Institute Houston gave one of its Development of Distinction Awards to Gulfgate (shown here). Near Telephone Rd., one of the city’s first malls was upgraded to an outdoor strip center with a few restaurants and many links of chain retail: Old Navy, Staples, Ross, Best Buy. (The other 2012 “for-profit” award went to a fancier version of the same: CityCentre.) Typically, a jury selects the winners; but this year the ULI has introduced a new People’s Choice category. Now you can vote for all your favorite developments, such as . . .
. . . the new Houston Food Bank at 535 Portwall St.; Swamplot reported on the massive building in 2011:
Or the headquarters of the Houston Parks and Recreation Department at 2999 Wayside Dr.:
Avenue CDC’s senior-living complex Fulton Gardens at 3724 Fulton St.:
Kirby Dr. at night:
Apartment complex Villa del Prado at 9313 Tallyho Rd:
The Julia Ideson Building at 500 McKinney Ave. downtown, next to the Central Library:
Voting ends January 21, with winners announced January 29.
- 2013 ULI Development of Distinction Awards [Urban Land Institute Houston]
- Urban Land Institute unveils Houston award finalists [Houston Business Journal]
- Previously on Swamplot: At the Sign of the Apple: Largest Food Bank Ever, A Tour of the Lake Flato-Designed H-E-B Montrose Market, Open Today
Photos: Urban Land Institute Houston